Welcome Catalina!My dear friends,Welcome Catalina!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me introduce you to Catalina:
This is life's second greatest gift to me; the first being my son Ben.
She was born quite ahead of schedule this past Sunday 5th, surprising us all with a 10-day skip from her scheduled birth date this Wednesday 15th. Apparently, she couldn't wait to meet everyone outside
Both she and her mom are doing fantastic and giving dad the broadest smile he's had in years
I'll see you all soon in-between diapers and bottles!
1 Year Of Testing Collab - Final List Update1 Year Of Testing Collaboration1 Year Of Testing Collab - Final List Update4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alrighty. Cause I'm one of those corny types, I want to do something special for the 1-year anniversary for Portal 2. I figured it would make it a group effort, as all of us have been part of this one year period of testing. So, you know what that means? That's right!
Collaborative Testing Effort!
Or... collaborative art effort... Whichever.
Anyway, what I'm getting at, is we're going to do another big collab. This one will have NO participation limit, so everyone is free to join in! What we're going to do is a collab where everyone draws themselves as test subjects. Here's the sketch for the background that I have in mind: http://i44.tinypic.com/2m4w0f5.png
I'll make it however long as I'll need to, depending on how many people I get.
However, here are few rules/guidelines for submission:
1. Only ONE submission per person
2. Only draw YOURSELF in the picture. No Cores or Cakes or Cubes with you. I'll be decorating some of the negative space with notable
CEA Discussions: Sex ToysCEA Discussions: Sex Toys3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Alright, alright, settle down. While this isn't crazy serious, it's still an update worth note!
Throughout history, art and artists have challenged preconceived notions, pushed boundaries and taken on subjects often considered taboo. Art is alive and constantly changing, much like the community at deviantART is. The CEA Team believes that deviantART policy must grow, adapt and change, to allow artists to push boundaries and express themselves whenever legally and morally possible. Policy must remain flexible in order for something, which was initially ruled as an absolute, to bend and change in order to allow for artists and quality to shine through.
One example of this kind of challenge to policy is with FindChaos's Lesbians 101 series-- a quirky and o
Why We Ship ElsannaI've noticed that we still have people flaming us for enjoying our two favorite Frozen girls. My question is why..?Why We Ship Elsanna1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We're not harming anyone. We're not forcing people to like what we like heck we could be jerks and hate on other ships like they're doing to us but we're not. We are being the better people here.
Sure you might not like our shipping but that is no excuse for you to be little us because of what we like. Now in celebration of Elsanna I am going to post some other people's opinions not really my own but these are the opinions I agree with.
I would love to hear your comments so please comment away. Elsanna viewers this is for you ^^
Reasons I ship Elsanna: (Some of these are more reasons from others fans then myself, but these are the reasons I enjoy and agree with, you don't like my or anyone else's opinions feel free to tell me but you'll either be ignored or stated in a simple tone" Your opinion but I don't care" Most of these reasons are not my own but other fans have wri
From the Ground UpI'm making my own Monster Manual. I'm kind of getting fed up with D&D monsters more and more as I read books on myth, legends and what not. I finally decided I would just make my own Monster Manual from the floor up, only it would be more accurate to the lore of the creature being displayed…generally. And what I mean when I say generally is that a lot of these creatures are form separate lore, cultures, and times, so to cohesively put them together in the same world you have to bend a little, not as much as D&D (they got ridiculous with it) but just a bit. For instance, I put Hydra under the species of Wyrm even though it's a creature born from a titan; but in order to have that I have to have Greek creation myth in my world and if I have that than what about non-Greek monsters and on and on, the snowball effect of it is apparent, as you can see. So this is why a Hydra is no longer the child of a titan and a species of Wyrm insteFrom the Ground Up4 years ago in Personal More Like This
All I want for Christmas...I have had several journals that started out with a sort of disclaimer or apology for being less than tolerant of religion. This time, I don't justify, apologize, or disclaim anything.All I want for Christmas...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nigeria, in the last decade or so has seen thousands of people die because they were Muslim OR Christian. They are killing each other by the hundreds with guns, machetes, or whatever means available. Women and children slain in their homes because they were a different religion. What possible God sees this as OK? OH perhaps it's the god that commands his followers to kill thousands and thousands of people in the Bible. Seems like the same one to me.
There are property rights and what the government refers to as "indigeneship" in Nigeria. It means whoever was first to live on a particular parcel of land, has the rights to it. Add to this law of "indigeneship" the fact that Nigeria now produces a LOT of oil and you have the makings of a war. Ironically, the "democratic" government has embezzled four t
To all, who love women with muscles...I won't call it fetish, because its simply shallow and doesn't mean a thing other than overly simplify this highly complexTo all, who love women with muscles...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I realize that everyone is different, and this particular fascination might have evolved out of more or less deep subconscious
areas of your mind. But I will assume in most of you its pretty deep. In my case it has to do with so called
"mother issue" and older girl, my cousin (that i had a crush on) bullying me when i was a kid.
What I wanted to say... is: Don't be afraid of who you are... Always tell the truth about your likes (when somebody
asks of course, don't go walking around with a sign that you like muscular women LOL) People around you wlll then see
you as a stronger person, because you are not afraid of rejection amongst your friends or a family. They may joke
around a bit, but then they'll realize it won't change anything and they'll stop. Both with family and friends it's the same
in my experience... So don't be afraid of who you are, be p
200,000 galaxiesHere's a recent record-breaking photo of 200,000 galaxies, taken by the VISTA telescope:200,000 galaxies4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm currently using this other photo by VISTA as my wallpaper:
I still think that visible light is prettier than infra-red though, so Hubble's Ultra Deep Field remains my favourite photo ever:
Inverted heroes are not a move forward.Taking a known hero of fiction and altering their gender and/or race is a stunt. A gimmick. They do it for the sake of “shock” advertising rather than out of any real desire to add variety to the predominantly white male pantheon.Inverted heroes are not a move forward.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
There have been a few news articles to stoke my irritation over the last couple of months. First there was word that Thor of the Marvel universe was to become female, then there was a rumour James Bond was going to be recast with a black actor and now there are mumbles that the Spiderman who may/may not show up in the cinematic Marvel universe will be a black kid: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-31362800
Personally, I think all this crap is side-stepping the issue of diversity rather than addressing it. If the likes of Marvel were really serious about it, they’d invest time and capital creating new heroes who are a different gender/race from the get-go. Building up a new mythology for a female or black character would be so much str
A long, long response to a bio-denialistRecently I tried to educate someone on DA who believes the usual "evolution is the devil's lies" jazz.A long, long response to a bio-denialist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fascinatingly, none other than our friend kajm interjected, apparently stalking my comment history on a regular basis, telling her I was just a troll and to delete and block me.
Despite the fact that he himself accepts evolutionary science, his obsessive, stalking hatred of me is more important to him than education. I guess that goes without saying for someone who will make up anything they can to convince innocent kids to deny how climate works at even its most basic level.
So, I'm going to finally just copy/paste what I said to her here, in the off chance that maybe it will actually help somebody.
Creation is scientifically proven and geologically documented
This is, unfortunately, impossible. No scientific evidence ever can exist for the supernatural. Science is based on observation alone. There is no way for creation to be scientifically documented unless we we
Muslims need ID badges says TrumpOh my god, he really did say that.Muslims need ID badges says Trump4 days ago in Personal More Like This
Trump really did say that!
I'm going to be plain here. And maybe harsh.
But FUCK DONALD TRUMP!
Okay, I mentioned this once. Some of my ancestors came from Russia. They were Jewish immigrants running away from the Pogroms that stuck Jews in Ghettos, separating them from the rest of the "normal Russians". It was pretty much Imperial Russia telling my ancestors: "You do not belong here. You are different, and therefore you should be ashamed for being different."
And then, later on, they came with soldiers, burned our houses down, burned our temples down, and kicked us out of the country.
There weren't any concentration camps at the time...no that came later during Stalin's little reign.
But the message and the idea was still there. "Get out of our country, you filthy Jew Rat!"
Pogrom is a Russian word. It simply means: "to wreak havoc, to demolish violently"
And that is what they did to many Jews and proba
A modest proposal....If I were to set out to reform English spelling, I'd stårt wiþ changes þæt would ædd to, ræþer þæn subtræct from, the esþetic quålities of þe længwidge. It's not sò much about chenging the parts that aren't broken, but insted reversing a hændful of the bæd decisions made in þe history of þe længwidge ænd its spelling. In þis sæmple, more letters are disæmbiguated þan åltered. A småll hændful of diacritical marks gôes a long way toards making þe spelling træck the sounds more closely. Not many words here hæve æctually been respelled. I hæve of course taken þe liberty of restoring þe letters 'þ' (þorn) and æ (æsh), and introducing 'å' (å æs in låw). It was a mistake to ever hæve dropped þem. Þis reform woud noA modest proposal....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mad Max vs. The Manly BoysMad Max vs. The Manly Boys6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had a different rant prepared in my mind, a wide-ranging diatribe detailing my various levels of disgust with radical feminists, traditional conservatives, Men's Right's Activists, etc. It would have taken a long time to write...
...but then i got distracted, because something kind of magical happened!
Okay, rewind. I woke up a few days ago, made a cup of coffee, and started clicking through my usual news sites. It's just how i start my mornings. On at least three of them, i saw headlines that proclaimed "Men's Rights Advocates call for Mad Max Ban" and "The new Mad Max: Too Much Girl Power?" And i sipped my delicious coffee and thought... wait... are they talking about that article? No, no, they couldn't be...
...but they were! This one: http://www.returnofkings.com/63036/why-you-should-not-go-see-mad-max-feminist-road
Commissions OpenWhaddup people!Commissions Open4 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, Happy New year! 2011 was chock full O' great, and 2012 is gonna be even iller. No need for resolutions, I live my life the same way year round: Go harder than the day before and strive to be the greatest in all areas of life. and sometimes, on ocassion, get a couple minutes of sleep.
Secondly, Commissions are wide open. Check the price guide below and shoot me a note or hit my email at email@example.com
-keep it ill-
Mad Max femdom explainedIf you look up Furiosa/Max fanfiction you'll notice every single one has femdom in it. It's seen as such an essential part of their relationship that people don't even bother to mention the femdom in the description. It's expected to be there.Mad Max femdom explained6 months ago in Personal More Like This
In my last journal when I said Max and Furiosa's relationship was very femdom'y a lot of men (and only men) complained and said "No it's not! They're equals! How is that femdom!?" And that's exactly it. They are equals, and that's what makes it femdom instead of boss and subordinate.
It's important to understand that there's a very big difference between femdom and feminism.
Feminism is about equal rights and respect between men and women. Women are seen as weaker and "lower" which is why it's called feminism instead of equalism. Feminists do not wish to drag men down to the level they're at in society now, they wish to come up to the level men are at.
Femdom is a personal relationship between two (or more) people who have all agreed
if you think it's porn, you're right..I've been here on DA for around 5 1/2 years now, and for the first 4 years I really didn't even use it. I posted some sketches and seemed like nobody was paying attention...if you think it's porn, you're right..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But that's quite all right. I'm not at all externally focused and I know that what others think (especially on the internet, on social networking sites) have absolutely no effect on what I choose to do or how I choose to do it. So you may ask, "why are you even on here?", and that is a good question. The reason I post what I do is a clear signal to the "universe" (for the lack of a better term) that this is what I have chosen to do. It's almost irrelevant what my viewers think of what I am doing because I'm not doing it for them. But that makes me sound unfriendly.. If you like it, good. If you don't like it, good. If you get rude or obnoxious or hypocritical, well that's annoying a little bit
So during this last 12 to 15 months I've been posting nude photos and my views have gone from 7000 to 110000. T
Racism...collegesWhites calling everyone racists against themselves. This sounds like an oxymoron.Racism...colleges2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
And in some ways, I do feel it.
But I ran across this on my facebook...from the same guy who did the whole Bible as the State Book thing.
And here is what I found...
Well apparently there was a student walkout at a college recently...
'We are here, and we demand change' say IC protesters
So basically when a group of people who feel their demographic isn't getting a proper voice, they take to the streets in protest.
Well, again my State Senator then calls the college racist. Not because that the college was being douchebags to non-whites, but because those non-whites were asking their bigoted fellow peers to stop being so bigoted.
As in something someone posting called reversed racism.
I agree, that is if we are talking about racism against w
Righteous FuryI promise this journal will function as something of a movie/show review in time, but before I get to that...Righteous Fury6 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Mad Max: Fury Road" beat me on the first try.
Which is to say, I had to walk out about 20 minutes into my first attempt on account of a health issue that's been dogging me for awhile. I won't bore you with the details, but the basic meat of it is that I'm an anxious person, have been for some time, and it's something that's snowballed with time. At its most basic, it means I generally avoid social situations or unfamiliar places. At its worst, it means pacing the house and freaking out over ridiculously mundane things, and going into a panic over life, death, money, age, disease, ambition, etc. Usually there's an explanable reason, followed by a comedown and general malaise. But this weekend, just a few minutes into a FANTASTIC movie (seriously, but more on that later), my heart rate peaked, my head panicked, and I couldn't come down. I've had minor heart palpitation issues be
Discrimination is discriminationDiscrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category. It involves the actual behaviors towards groups such as excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to another group. It involves excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to other groups.Discrimination is discrimination4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I didn't see anything in there about how it's okay to discriminate against the popular kids because most everyone already likes them.
I wasn't aware there was a difference in beauty between these two models:
(LOL --> Apart from the VERY different styles in the two models and photographers I think they're both beautiful)
My point is, discrimination is ALWAYS wrong.
We fat models discriminate against the skinny girls because the skinny models have it easier in our industry. We totally take it for grated the kind of pain and effort it must take f
The Precursor TheoremAmong the various things that I study, one of which is Philosophy. And I am glad to say that I've learned just enough of it to screw me up for the rest of my lifeThe Precursor Theorem4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nevertheless, I feel inspired with the following, something I'd like to call "The Precursor Theorem".
It is essentially a game I played with myself one day (no, not the one involving the left or right hand and a bar of soap with the convenient floor drain in the bathtub), in regards to theological questions. The game has one rule, which is the scientific Law of Equivalent Exchange. No, this isn't an episode of Full Metal Alchemist. Economists might recognize this law as TANSTAAFL... or... There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. It belies: To get something, something must be sacrificed.
Example: You get a Free Lunch coupon in the mail. You won it somehow. Hey cool! A free lunch! Except... it isn't entirely free, is it?
dA's Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes debatePerhaps this is a poor first journal entry, but these were my answers to the debate questions posed by the dA administration regarding nudity on the site:dA's Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes debate4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Do you think there is too much nude subject matter on deviantART or is it a non-issue for you? How much do you think your gender or sexual preferences might influence your answer?
No, I do not think there is too much nudity or sexual material on dA. As for my sex or sexual preferences, I suppose that males do commonly appreciate sexual visual displays where women do not, and I am a male. However, I will not commit ad hominem logical fallacies against my own arguments--I'll save that for someone else.
2. When is censorship of art permissible? Where would you draw the line? What rational rule could you offer as a practical guideline?
Censorship is always going to be dubious. Given the artistic
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn End of an EraIn the wake of Dalamud's destruction we begin an Era anewFINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn End of an Era3 years ago in Personal More Like This
After staying up late and experiencing the epochal events during the final hours of FINAL FANTASY XIV as we knew it, the following timed event cutscene released, viewable first on the FINAL FANTASY XIV Youtube channel:
Immediately following this amazing end to two years of turbulence and triumphs both, Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida went out with the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part IV discussing the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn to launch next year for both PC and PlayStation 3.
While the letter was in Japanese, you can read the Live Tweets accumulated in this Q&A thread on the official FINAL FANTASY XIV forums by the Community Team.
The FINAL FANTASY XIV we've known since its launch in 2010 has come to a conclusion, but as the trailer says, every end marks a new beginning. We at Square Enix Members are with you adventurers looking forward to the Beta test to usher in a new era for the land of Eorzea. We'll be t
The End of Konami?How Konami Drove Its Video Game Business Into the GroundThe End of Konami?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Konami has a reputation as a top video game company, responsible for classic franchises like Silent Hill, Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and more. But over the past few years, this once-great game maker has stopped caring about video games. Fans of these franchises might not even have noticed it happening, but if you look at the company’s recent moves, it’s hard to deny.
The most recent incident happened when Konami canceled Silent Hills, a high-profile project that was conceived to bring the classic horror franchise to new consoles. Silent Hills would have paired Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima with Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro to dream up the spookiest game they could imagine. Konami had even signed <
Important message to all(SPREAD THIS!!!)What I have learned from becoming a Brony is the same type of things I learned from becoming a Christian, to accept all others no matter their views, gender,or beliefs. I have come to see that others will insult simply for those, well I come to know these as the lost. They have taken what the world has given and given up, but they can all be saved. Through showing them the respect we people give other, by showing them love and compassion. Showing them that others truly care for them, cause all the peaceful and the respectful are warriors of peace. We carry are shields and are armor, we use that of are words as a weapon of peace. The helmet stands for knowledge, the shield for tolerance, are words for love. We carry are fallen comrades and enemies! We show all respect and love! We show the fallen there is something still to believe in, a good that a wholesomely good! We give them the offer to take up the shield and helmet! If they accept we raise are shields as brothers! I know in thisImportant message to all(SPREAD THIS!!!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This